Hi CodePINK and friends of CodePINK, Sorry if you already received the email below from CodePINK Central, but I thought this was an important pledge and hopeMessage 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2006View SourceHi CodePINK and friends of CodePINK,Sorry if you already received the email below from CodePINK Central, but I thought this was an important pledge and hope you will take a moment to sign the Voters Pledge to support only candidates who want peace. If you belong to our local CodePINKgainesville@yahoogroups.com group but don't receive our Central Alerts, you have to sign up at www.codepinkalert.org Gold Star Families for Peace is also a part of this Voters Pledge. YOU make a difference and thanks for all you do for peace.I signed the pledge and I hope you take a moment to sign the pledge, too. This is one little thing you can do.Your pal for peace,Jackie Betz----- Original Message -----From: CODEPINKTo: jacquebetz@...Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 7:06 AMSubject: No Peace, No Vote
June 1, 2006
The intrepid Molly Ivins recently wrote that she was fed up with "every calculating, equivocating, triangulating, straddling, hair-splitting son of a bitch" in Washington DC. "This is not a time for a candidate who will offend no one," Molly proclaimed. "It is time for a candidate who takes clear stands and kicks ass."
This stand was cogently articulated in an editorial in The Nation calling for an end to the war in Iraq. It noted that the war has become the single greatest threat to our national security; that its human and economic costs are spiraling out of control; and that the majority of Americans want to see an end to the war.
But since the war continues to receive bipartisan support, The Nation took the following stand: "We will not support any candidate for national office who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq a major issue of his or her campaign. We urge all voters to join us in adopting this position."
Well, now you can. Thanks to a coalition of groups determined to make peace a major issue in the November 2006 and 2008 races, you can join other outraged voters by signing the Voters for Peace Pledge:
"I will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign."
Please sign now and encourage at least 10 of your friends, relatives, coworkers and neighbors to join. Our goal is to get millions of voters on board so that peace becomes a powerful political demand that politicians cannot continue to ignore.
Here's to taking a clear stand against war and kicking ass (peacefully),
Allison, Dana, Farida, Gael, Jodie, Katie, Medea, Nancy, Rae, Samantha and Tiffany
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